February 22, 2010 -
The Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Certificate and Competency Board announced Katherine Angel, Olympic Medical Home Health clinical performance improvement analyst, successfully completed the exam for the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and may now use the designation, COS-C.
OASIS is a quality measure used among home health agencies across the country to enhance care for patients in the home.
Angel, an employee with Olympic Medical Center for 13 years, moved to Home Health three years ago to become a clinical performance improvement analyst. She audits patient charts to ensure accuracy and assists the staff to make corrections and problem solve. “Kathy is one of the reasons that Olympic Medical Home Health consistently stays in the top 100 in the nation,” says Fran Sisson, administrator of Olympic Medical Home Health. “She felt it was not only important to take the OASIS training, but to become certified in order to add an extra level of confidence in her knowledge.”
To achieve the COS-C designation, an individual must successfully complete an extensive exam. Since the establishment of this OASIS designation in October of 2004, more than 5,500 home care clinicians from around the country have achieved this status and more than 7,300 home care clinicians have taken the exam.
The OASIS Certificate and Competency Board, Inc. (OCCB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting greater reliability in OASIS data, through consistent application of guidelines provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Olympic Medical Center is a comprehensive health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It provides inpatient services at its 126-bed acute care facility, and outpatient services, including cancer care, cardiac services, imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation therapy, laboratory and home health at locations throughout the Olympic Peninsula region. For more information call 417-7000 or visit us at www.olympicmedical.org.